Notebook | Dent out, leaving a spot for Vaughan
Jim Dent withdrew from the Boeing Classic on Tuesday and was replaced by Bruce Vaughan, who was the first alternate in the qualifier Monday...
Seattle Times staff reporter
Boeing ClassicChampions Tour tournament Friday through Sunday
Site: TPC at Snoqualmie Ridge.
Directions, parking: East of Seattle, Exit 25 off Interstate 90. Go north on Snoqualmie Parkway and follow signs to designated parking areas.
Admission: $20 one-day ticket, $40 three-day ticket, $60 all-week ticket. Half-price for seniors (62 and over), children (16 and under) and military. Boeing employees and retirees admitted free with Boeing ID.
Format: 54 holes of stroke play, 78 players. No cut.
Tee times: From 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. daily off both holes Nos. 1 and 10.
Purse: $1.6 million ($240,000 to the winner).
Par, distance: Par 72, 7,120 yards.
TV: The Golf Channel, live 3:30-5:30 p.m. Friday, 3:30-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Defending champ: Tom Kite.
Today-Thursday: Wells Fargo Pro-Am, 7:45 a.m.
SNOQUALMIE — Jim Dent withdrew from the Boeing Classic on Tuesday and was replaced by Bruce Vaughan, who was the first alternate in the qualifier Monday at Druids Glen.
In action today at the TPC at Snoqualmie Ridge, the Wells Fargo Pro-Am begins its two-day run with shotgun starts at 7:45 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. both days.
One change spectators will see this year is an open-to-the-public hospitality suite named "The Canyon Club" above the 14th tee that overlooks the huge ravine golfers must cross with their tee shots. The cost is $40 in addition to a general-admission ticket. Purchasers get seats, beer or soft drinks, snacks and a hot dog or wrap.
Fans at the 14th aren't bashful about urging golfers to attempt the high-risk temptation shot to the green, which is usually about 280 yards from the tee, rather than play it safe and play to the fairway.
• Before golf balls start flying down fairways Friday, a Boeing 777 will fly over the course. The 777 is due to pass over shortly after 11 a.m. The first golfers will begin teeing off holes Nos. 1 and 10 at 11:30 a.m. This is the second year of a 777 flyover.
• Tour rules official Butch Brooks suffered a broken leg Monday when he slipped while on the sixth hole. He was scheduled to undergo surgery Tuesday.
• Thirty-six players flew in on a charter flight from Bend on Sunday night and were greeted by the Seahawks' "Blue Thunder" percussion unit and Sea Gals.
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